In trees, approximately half of the carbon bound in photosynthesis is used for construction of new biomass.
Photosynthesis of a shoot can be measured by enclosing it within a chamber and following the change of
carbon dioxide concentration in the air of this chamber.
PAR radiation next to the chamber.
water vapour concentration in the air of this chamber.
air temperature in this chamber.
The effect of light on photosynthesis has a clear saturating pattern: more light results in more photosynthesis but eventually leaves cannot take full advantage of all the extra light.
When there is low soil moisture, plants close its stomata pores which then decreases photosynthesis.
REW stands for "Relative Extractable Water"
Photoinhibition means the decrease in photosynthesis due to
exposure to excess of CO2.
exposure to excess of light.
exposure to high temperature.
exposure to shortage of soil moisture.
Since stomata are the same pores through which carbon dioxide enters into the leaves, the result of their closure is a reduction in photosynthesis.
High soil moisture leads to decreased photosynthesis.
In boreal upland forests, low soil moisture decreases the rate of photosynthesis.
The stage of acclimation at any given day depends on the temperatures experienced by the plant during the previous months.
The stage of acclimation at any given day depends on the temperatures experienced by the plant during the previous days.
Respiration is a cellular process to obtain chemical energy from
the oxidation soil nutrients.
the oxidation of water.
the oxidation of organic molecules.
the oxidation of plant tissues.
Photosynthesis shuts down if the temperature of previous night has been lower than
Plants open its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
Plant closes its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
"Stage of acclimation" refers to the seasonality of
the flowering activity.
the growth activity.
the photosynthetic activity.
the litter fall activity.
Leaf area increases with stand age, resulting in a decreasing rate of photosynthesis in the stand.
An increment in leaf area increases also the photosynthesis of a tree stand. However, the relationship is saturating.
The air is moist if VPD (Vapour Pressure Deficit) is high.